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Can�t I Just Make A Will Online?

By Stacy Taylor Written on:

 


No unfortunately it is not that simple. Making a will is a legal document. For a legal document to be valid it requires witnesses and signatures.

Signing a pdf digitally might not hold up in court and in the event of your death is anyone going to have a record of your Google docs account?

There are many websites that will create it for you (and charge). They will however post it to you for witnessing etc.

See: 'I'm making a digital will': Don't let your online assets die with you, http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/pensions/article-2215330/Im-making-digital-Dont-let-online-assets-die-you.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


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Free Will Sample download

see: Making a will - The Law Society. Please note that will making differs in Scotland and this website currently deals with English laFree Will download

 

Perhaps you might consider taking legal advice from a solicitor about making a will if any of the following apply to your circumstances:

 

  1. A number of people could make a claim on your estate when you pass away because they depend on yourself financially
  2. You want to include a trust in your will (perhaps to provide for children, to save tax, or simply protect your assets in some way after you become deceased)
  3. Your physical and permanent home is not in the UK and / or you are not a British citizen
  4. You live here in the UK but you have additional property abroad
  5. You own all or part of a UK business.
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see: Making a will - The Law Society. Please note that will making differs in Scotland and this website currently deals with English law.

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